I think it'll be an 'at home' week as I am expecting several deliveries ... all plants! The forecast has improved from last week and instead of the promised week of rain it looks like we'll have mostly sunny days, so I should be able to get out for a walk on most days in the evenings.
Social: There's no choir practice tonight. It was supposed to be the end of all lockdown restrictions today so M left the evening free for people to celebrate. She'd arranged her own celebration so, even though restrictions are still in place, she can't run the session tonight.
I'm going to see my nephew and family instead. I'm taking a set of recorders (sopranino, treble, tenor and bass) plus the relevant tutor books round for Misses C & H - I gave them descant recorders when they needed them at school. I don't plan to stay long and it may be a doorstep visit but it'll be lovely to see them (and it helps with the decluttering!).
We haven't arranged dates and times but I will also catch up with J and with L, hopefully in person but it may have to be phone calls.
And finally, I'll see my sister at some stage this week. We're doing an exchange of goodies - she has books and a couple of bigger pots for me and, once the relevant delivery arrives, I have a couple of Foxglove Panther plants for her.
Online Classes and Talks:
Wednesday: Nutrition Club
Thursday: Indian Cooking
Friday: Journaling, Nutrition Focus
Health and Fitness:
I'm attempting to tweak the daily walking to complete the 30 minutes in one session rather than the 10 minute slots I've been doing. I'll also do at least one of the 20 minute exercise videos and possibly an online Pilates class over the course of the week.
Home and Garden:
Home: The focus is on decluttering this week. The aim is to move something out of the house every day this week, starting with taking some instruments and tutor books to my great nieces today. I have a stack of music books to take to the Oxfam collection point in the Sainburys at Bradford on Avon and a few bits and pieces to take to a charity shop. I've decided to have a final go at selling some of the items designated for the auction house on eBay and/or Gumtree, so will also make a start on that this week. I plan to clear the table in the dining room and set up to take all the photos tomorrow with the aim of getting the ads placed by Thursday.
Garden: I've ordered some of the new plants for the next stage of the planting and the majority of them will be here this week. Today I'm off to a new-to-me plant nursery at Market Lavington who have a 50% sale on and I'm hoping to pick up the rest of the plants I want. I'll also be looking for some additional pots but don't know if they have much choice so may delay those purchases until the September sales start.
Food: There's not a lot happening on the cooking front this week which is probably just as well after yesterday's mishap. I really fancied a tuna pasta bake; tuna isn't my favourite but every now and then it's the only thing that'll do, and yesterday was the day. I followed my usual in-my-head recipe and it looked lovely as I took it out of the oven but I was really disappointed with the flavour. I'd nearly finished before I realised that I hadn't added any tuna!
For this week I have plenty of meal choices in the freezer as well as a fridge full of salad stuff and fresh veg, so it's going to be an easy week for meals.
End of Lockdown Adventures:
and finally, Hobbies:
Reading: listening to an audiobook, The Red House Mystery by A A Milne - see Divers and Sundry's post here
Italian: 15 - 20 minutes daily practice, plus investigate the possibility of a local conversation group
Piano: 30 minutes daily practice